Live Like An Athlete Podcast: Science of Sweat - U.S. Air Force Research Lab
The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is a place where science fiction meets real technology. Some incredible performance-enhancing military tools are in development, and they're as applicable to Special Forces as they are to professional athletes and soccer moms. Lead scientist Dr. Josh Hagen joins Erin Sharoni in this episode to discuss skin biosensors, the science of sweat, and more.
The stuff of science fiction isn't always as far-fetched as it seems. Case in point: The technology being developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).
The what, you ask?
It's no secret that our military's technology is born from some of the brightest minds in various laboratory settings; turns out, one of those places is the AFRL. The 711th Human Performance Wing is particularly interesting, as it is tasked with improving the performance of military operatives through the use of advanced exercise physiology, biomechanics, technology and vision enhancement principles.
Dr. Josh Hagen, Ph.D, a lead engineer at the Human Performance Wing, joins today's episode to discuss some new toys in development, including "skin biosensors." These sensors will allow for real-time tracking of biometrics via sweat, using a flexible bandage adhered to the skin.
Imagine never having to get pricked for a blood draw again: useful in combat situations, when monitoring athletic performance, and for avoiding being stabbed with needles by your doctor.
Special thanks to the men and women who serve in our armed forces, to the United States Air Force and to the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for making this episode possible.
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